Mooney Thursday 11 July 2013

Dawn Chorus 2018

This year's Dawn Chorus programme will take place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and will be broadcast from across Europe and beyond between midnight and 7am!  For more information, click here.

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Caring For Wild Animals

Please note that many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates etc... are protected under law and that, even with the best of intentions, only someone holding a relevant licence from the National Parks & Wildlife Service should attempt the care of these animals.  For full details, please click here to read the NPWS Checklist of protected & rare species in Ireland.  If you are concerned about a wild animal, please contact your local wildlife ranger - click here for details.

Events & Listings

Click here for a full list of events taking place around the country, and movies currently on release, which might be of interest to wildlife lovers!

Nature LIVE

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, RTÉ's Wild Island season goes international as Derek Mooney hosts one of the most ambitious LIVE natural history programmes ever undertaken. Broadcasting live from six countries across Europe, Nature LIVE will showcase some of the continents most extraordinary wildlife, from Polar Bears in the Norwegian Arctic to Flamingoes in southern Spain to Basking Sharks off the west of Ireland. This one-hour special will be anchored by RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney from the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey, with wildlife film-maker Colin Stafford-Johnson on the Blasket Islands.

Viewers can take part by sharing their own pictures and videos of nature and wildlife using #naturelive from wherever they live in Europe.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00      

*Gates close at 16.45!

Please note that this is an unseated event and outdoors so you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the Irish weather. We need the following information: The number of tickets you are applying for. Your name, surname, age contact phone number and address. The names, surnames and ages of your guests.

*Unfortunately we cannot accommodate for Children under 12yrs. All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Tickets are limited so first come first served!

Mooney with Shay Byrne.

Mooney with Shay Byrne.

From Rihanna to Rita Ora; from Carly Rae Jepson to Kelly Clarkson - we find out why women are doing so well in the Pop charts. Following news that a bank clerk mistakenly gave a pensioner millions of euros, we hear about some of the other mistakes that have been made in the workplace and we find out why there are no nudist beaches in Ireland all on Mooney today at 3PM.

 

Naturist in Ireland

Naturist in Ireland

With all this recent good weather lots of Irish people have been stripping off but we ask how come we haven't a nudist beach in Ireland? Pat Gallagher, head of the Irish Naturist Association joins us in studio to discuss the topic in more.

 

 

WOMEN TOP THE CHARTS

WOMEN TOP THE CHARTS

Female music stars are top of their game ahead of men but how come men in suits are controlling the music industry while female artists are breaking waves in the charts. Una Mullaly, music journalist with The Irish Times joins Shay & Brenda in studio to discuss the topic in more detail.

HITCHING FOR HOPE

HITCHING FOR HOPE

Ruairi Mc Kiernan is a young man who as he says is ‘hitching for hope’, he is armed with his tent, some clothes, his laptop and mobile phone. He is spending the month of July on the road, hitching about. The idea for the trip came after he was asked to speak at the MacGill Summer School on the theme of citizens’ views of the republic, he didn’t feel qualified to talk without first connecting deeper into people's dreams for Ireland.

Mistakes at work

Mistakes at work

Ask yourself, have you ever dozed off at work? What is the worst thing you have ever done at your desk, or place of employment. Our reporter Pat O'Mahony has been looking at some of the biggest blunders in the workplace and speaks to Shay today in more detail.

 

 

Hedgerows: It is an offence to 'cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions'. For more information, click here.

To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

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